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1,771 Ratings

While We're Young

Directed by Noah Baumbach
United States, 2014
Drama, Comedy


Josh and Cornelia are a happily married, middle-aged NYC couple. When Josh, a filmmaker, attempts to overcome an artistic blockage through a new friendship with a hipster couple, he and Cornelia find themselves neglecting their friends in favor of spending time with the uninhibited Brooklynite pair.

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While We're Young Directed by Noah Baumbach

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

2015 | Winner: Top Ten Independent Films

Gotham Awards

2015 | Nominee: Best Screenplay

While We’re Young offers plenty of caustic insights into contemporary bourgeois-bohemian lifestyle, plus a great deal of more ambitious philosophical inquiry, and for the most part—for the most part—Baumbach pulls it all off with lightness, delicacy, and that rare quality, joy.
March 26, 2015
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Baumbach’s self-proclaimed comedy of a marriage diverging and reconnecting is also a dramatization of a skilled screenwriter’s perpetual warring impulses between cynicism and the well-turned perceptive one-liner.
March 25, 2015
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Baumbach has made some fine pictures (Frances Ha) and some deadening, hermetic ones (Margot), but it’s While We’re Young that really fulfills the promise of his brash but fine-grained debut. These new characters, like fast- forward versions of the first ones he wrote, have woken up middle-aged without a clue how they got there. While We’re Young embraces the bittersweet truth that it’s all we’ve got. Better yet, it floats the possibility that the people we thought we’d be were overrated, anyway.
March 24, 2015
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